The documentation of active file

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Tue Jun 13 21:43:03 UTC 2000


Mirek Luc <mirek at nask.pl> writes:

> From man active:
>      The fourth field can contain one of the following flags:
> [...]
>           n        No local postings are allowed, only remote ones
>                       ^^^^^                            ^^^^^^
> In fact it is the opposite way. It means I can post via rnews at local 
> news server, but not via telnet (441 Postings to "group" are not allowed
> here). Or I'm missing something?

rnews is considered a "remote" feed, because its primary purpose is to
inject incoming UUCP batches.  The idea is that you'll accept articles
from other servers but not articles from local reading clients.

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Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>



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